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Author Bakalar, Nick.

Title Where the germs are : a scientific safari / Nicholas Bakalar.

Publication Info. Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, [2003]


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  616.01 B17    Check Shelf
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Curriculum Materials Center  CMC SECOND J.2 WIL 2003    Check Shelf
Description ix, 262 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-254) and index.
Contents Microbes : an introduction -- Hungry: let's eat : the contaminated kitchen -- Toilet training : washing hands is the best revenge -- Whiter whites and brighter colors : healthy laundry -- Clean up that room : kids and microbes -- What love's got to do with it : microbes and your sex life -- Wild kingdom : pets and their germs -- Up your nose : the flu and the cold -- Bottled or tap : water, and what's in it -- Fresh air and sunshine : outdoor fun with microbes -- Paint the town red : germs in public places -- Antiseptic supermarket : products that do something, products that do nothing, and products that actually do harm
Summary What do microbes have to do with your pets, your kids, your supermarket, your laundry, your sex life, your vacation at the beach, and your dinner plans for Saturday night? Plenty, as it turns out, and you'll learn all about it. This doesn't mean you have to panic, run out and buy every one of the more than 700 antibacterial product now on the market. Where the Germs Are puts a roadblock in their way by providing reliable, witty, and readable information about how to live with the germs that, like it or not, are our constant companions wherever we go and whatever we do.
Subject Bacteria -- pathogenicity -- Popular Works.
Environmental Exposure -- Popular Works.
Viruses -- pathogenicity -- Popular Works.
Medical microbiology.
Germ theory of disease.
ISBN 0471155896 alkaline paper
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